This activity involves shooting a rocket high into the air by rapidly squashing a plastic bottle launcher.
It’s a great opportunity to challenge the old saying “What goes up must come down”. You won’t get this rocket into space—but some real rockets do go fast enough to prove the saying wrong.
- Investigate the effects of air pressure, air resistance and gravity.
- Use observation and questioning (curiosity) skills.
- See how forces have useful and relevant applications in our everyday lives.
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